Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Donald Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African- Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Inspired by a True Friendship. Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.. Green Book Wiki
This was great have watched it twice
I saw some reviews that make this out to be a bad, inaccurate movie. You should watch this movie for the characters and the story it tells. This is a story of an Extremely Talented black man and his uneducated white driver. It is based on a time when racism ran wild in the South. The chemistry between these two actors is incredible, and the film is well shot. Whether it is factually correct or not is irrelevant. It is a great, feel good movie...Period!
This was a very well put together film, all the acting was very impressive (although the lead role was a little 2D for a lead role). However the whole thing ends up being a little white savior-ish. Ali’s character gets into many issues but there isn’t a single time he gets out of it himself, it’s always a white man who helps save him.
What a great performance by a great actor...
This movie was an amazing movie. If you read below there is a comment in which the actor apologizes to the family for not portraying his character accurately. This movie did not seem to be predominately about the white man or the black man. Both characters played a huge roll together in the film. You see a man who is constantly disrespected but stands his ground, is polite, and makes different choices than fighting fire with fire. Something that I think deserves more respect than a man who can’t control his anger because someone is rude. You see a second man learning to be more of a gentleman, to think before acting, changing a perspective of someone because he has an amazing role model. How the family could have portrayed this movie wrong is beyond me. I fell in love with both characters and will own this movie.
Im not really in for sjw crap and was going in thinking this movie was gonna push some bs agenda. But just absolutely loved this film. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 vigo def shouldve won am oscar for this performance. A movie hasnt truly made me smile like this in a long time. The fired chicken scene. I just lost it man.
There have been many movie made that address the past issues of race and segregation. But none hit the cord of humanity and the soul as this one does. It can be summed up this way: “They started out to change the world, and in the process they found themselves.” One of the new bests out there. My compliments to all who were involved in the orchestration of this masterpiece.
I was so surprised how amazing this movie was. I watched it on a flight and loved every second of it. Such a great movie.
Full of substance, class, and the aspiration to be better.
What a great movie! These two accomplished actors play characters that exhibit the differences between cultures that used to exist and sometimes still do and how they get over these and became the greatest of friends. It is a sometimes brash but heartwarming tale of getting through life and understanding one another. And Mahershala Ali who plays Don Shirley is most accomplished pianist I have heard in a long while. Disturbing, moving, but a wonderful story!
La relation qui va se nouer entre les deux personnages est simplment magnifique.
It has everything a great flick should be. Various range of emotions and fantastic performances given by the lead actors. A must see.
Excellent movie by all measures. Superb acting.
I was hoping this moving was going to be as good as the trailers. I was overjoyed that it exceeded every expectation. It was amazing watching the bond grow between these two men and I was actually sad when the movie finished. I would have watched 3 hours of this. So glad this movie was made. One of my favourites.
not a best pic
Outstanding movie. No wonder it won the best picture at the Oscars. The performances were amazing. This is a must see. It will not disappoint.
Génial ce scénario. Que dire des 2 acteurs! J,ai adoré cette relation improbable, mais génératrice d'humanité et pro différence. À voir pour admirer et rigoler.
As a film, “Green Book” is about what you’d expect. It’s a moviegoing experience we’ve had before—but we’ve all heard Chopin before, too. Just like Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) gives us variations that are at once familiar and fresh, “Book” gives us charming variations on the comedy of opposites; “Book” works because of the chemistry between Mortensen and Ali. It is a movie of banter and reactions; without good performances, it would not have been nearly as successful. Obviously, there are different types of movies; there are art films, entertainment films, films that seek to inform or elucidate. “Book” is located closest to the entertainment region of the matrix. It can exist as a perfectly good and sincere film alongside more serious works, such as “BlackkKlansman”. As a cinephile, I have no problem with this. “Book” was predictable, clichéd, and enjoyable. It’s a popcorn flick, but it’s a good popcorn flick. The production design is fantastic, but also believable. Characters genuinely seem to inhabit the early sixties rather than some vague, writerly concept of what the early sixties was. The wardrobe department, however, ultimately irked me; there is never a spec of dirt on anyone’s shirt, blouse, sweater, trousers, etc. Nothing is stained or faded. Everything blazes right in your face like technicolor. I realize this is a purposeful conceit, but it didn’t always jibe for me, especially the scenes set in Tony Lip’s (Viggo Mortensen’s) neighbourhood. —4.5 stars for the overall quality of the production, the entertainment value of the script, and the lifelike characters inhabited by Ali and Mortensen. Marks lost for watering down history (and the present) and not telling the audience what happened to Shirley’s hookup from the YMCA. (I mean we know what happened, but it would have filled out the time period and could have provided a little commentary on the mores of today’s society.)